Published on Tues., Dec. 17, 2013
By THEO KARANTSALIS
BitPay, a provider of business solutions for virtual currencies, will sponsor the North American Bitcoin Conference next month on Miami Beach.
More than 800 bitcoin community members and merchants are expected to attend.
In support of the bitcoin conference and community, the Clevelander Hotel, through BitPay, will allow bitcoiners to pay for their room, food and drinks with bitcoin.
“I immediately recognized the profound opportunities accepting bitcoin will create in increasing our revenues and was sold with the initial conversation," said Jeff Turgeau, event sales manager for Clevelander.
Through Gotham Dream Cars, another BitPay merchant, dream cars -- including Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis -- can be rented for the weekend.
“We’re extremely excited to be the first exotic car rental company in the country to accept Bitcoin, and we’re happy to be working with BitPay to make that easy for everyone,” said Noah Lehmann-Haupt, Gotham Dream Cars’ founder and president. “It’s pretty awesome to think that a virtual currency born only a few years ago can put people behind the wheel of a $200,000 sports car today.”
As part of its mission to grow bitcoin use, and BitPay’s mission to expand Bitcoin acceptance in the e-payments arena, workshops will be offered to merchants on why they should accept bitcoin and how easy it is to get set-up.
Bank and government regulators and officials are expected to lead panel discussions on Bitcoin.
Learn more about Bitcoin at the North American Bitcoin Conference, including the speaker lineup, and register here: http://btcmiami.com/
IF YOU GO:
What: North American Bitcoin Conference
Where: Miami Beach Convention Centre, 1901 Convention Centre Drive
When: January 25, 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.